UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

European Studies is an interdisciplinary programme which considers Europe in terms of its politics, history, literature, film, culture and thought. As part of the Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry, it draws on the expertise of members of staff in the Faculties of Arts and Humanities, Social and Historical Sciences, and the School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies (SSEES). Students can specialise in any area of European Studies for which there is a suitable supervisor. We have a high level of expertise in the fields of modern European history, thought, literature, and film.

As a multi-faculty institution in the heart of cosmopolitan London, covering an exceptionally wide range of disciplines, UCL offers an ideal environment for research in the broad subject areas covered by European Studies. Research students have a primary and second supervisor from different disciplines, so studying at UCL provides an opportunity to take full advantage of these interdisciplinary strengths. Many of our graduates go on to pursue academic careers and recently our students have taken up positions at UCL, Oxford and King?s College London amongst others. Others are working for non-governmental organisations or in the arts.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £5,210 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £5,210 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £20,170 Overseas Fees
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,605 Home Fees
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,605 European Fees
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £10,150 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a UK Master's degree in a relevant discipline, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. In some cases high marks within a first-class Bachelor's degree may be acceptable. In the first instance, candidates should establish a dialogue with a potential supervisor before making a formal application. Admission is normally dependent on the submission of a detailed research project proposal.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS overall grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests; overall score of 109 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening in Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT; overall score of 191 with 176 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; overall score of 191 with 176 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English; 75 overall, with a minimum of 62 in each Communicative Skill in Pearson Test of English (Academic); successful completion of ISE III with a ?distinction? in all components; overall mark of 75%, with at least 65% in each of the four subtests in UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes; overall mark of 75% with at least 65% in each of the four elements of the examination in UCL International Pre-Master's Courses; mark of 75%, with at least 65% in each of the subtests in UCL Pre-sessional English Courses.
  • IELTS score: 7.5
  • TOEFL score: 109